Letter: Reminder emails


At the end of every semester, my inbox seems to fill up with endless reminders to submit my student ratings. It annoys me terribly, but I eventually get around to doing them after the seventh or eighth prodding. If the university sends almost 10 reminders about student ratings which aren’t even mandatory, why do they only send one reminder email for ecclesiastical endorsements? This one reminder email came on Jan. 3rd when March 15th seemed to be years away, and we were all still suffering from the after effects of too much fruitcake and gingerbread. Naturally, I forgot to submit my ecclesiastical endorsement.

Tuesday morning at 10:27 a.m., I received an email from the ecclesiastical endorsement office that said I had not yet submitted my ecclesiastical endorsement, therefore I would not be able to register for classes 13 hours from then. It was news to me I couldn’t register because my MyMap said “Holds: None.” I was very thankful for the 13 hours notice I was given (technically, seven hours if I wanted to make it in before 5 p.m.). I did receive another email at 4:30 p.m. basically saying, “This is to confirm that you can’t register for classes.” Again, I’m very appreciative for the 30 minute notice if I wanted to make it in before 5 p.m.

I would like to encourage the university to stick to the terribly annoying system that works. Send me 15 emails leading up to March 15th so I can remember to do my ecclesiastical endorsement.

Monte Vista, Colo.

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